The Vin Fiz Crosses America
Scenes from Cal Rodgers’ first transcontinental flight in 1911.
- By Linda Shiner
- AirSpaceMag.com, September 19, 2011
Charles Wiggin Collection
High over Texas, Rodgers wondered if he’d ever see the finish line. “This state is longer than any three other states in the Union,” he wrote in one of the almost daily reports he filed to newspapers during the journey. “Today, I have been flying miles and miles and can’t see the end of Texas yet.” He added: “But they sure know how to extend hospitality.”